Hearsay – Unverified information received from other people; rumours lacking evidence
To remember the definition of the word hearsay, use the following mnemonic:
"I hear them say (hearsay) things." "Objection your honour, it's unverified information received from other people."
Examples of hearsay in a sentence
As it was only hearsay, it was not enough evidence for the police to arrest the potential thief.
The businessman told his staff to ignore the hearsay regarding closure as the business was growing.
The school playground was rife with hearsay and rumours.